Silenced – And By A Picture No Less

11 Mar

Occasionally, I can be a little long-winded when attempting to describe an experience, a feeling or even when providing (what should be) a simple description.

Luckily for you, today I don’t have to be. (Cue sighs of relief).

Here are some photos that I took in Paris over the weekend. With these, I no longer require any words to describe just why I have fallen in love with this city…







And finally, I leave you with a quote that has always helped me through my travels:

‎”If at some point you don’t ask yourself, ‘What have I gotten myself into?’ then you’re not doing it right.” — Roland Gau


44 Responses to “Silenced – And By A Picture No Less”

  1. Tobi March 11, 2012 at 9:18 pm #

    Stunning! Love the quote at the end!

    • The Awake List March 11, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

      Thank you! It’s certainly a quote to live by 🙂

  2. blogreader86 March 11, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

    They are beautiful pictures. It’s true, you seem to have told a story without any words. I love your blog and look forward to many more posts.

  3. Carol B Sessums March 12, 2012 at 12:01 am #

    Oh my! What beautiful photographs of Paris!!! Been on my bucket list for a while. My daughter’s biggest dream is to go there, so I’m hopefully going to take her and Mama in 2 years. Gotta save, save, save. Lucky you, to get to take pictures of and visit this great city. Love it! Like that quote, too! 😉 Wait, you live there?!

    • The Awake List March 12, 2012 at 12:17 am #

      Thank you! I’m sure all the saving will be well worth it once you get here!
      And even though I’m now living here, I still stand by that quote… Maybe that’s why I tend to get myself into so much trouble! 🙂

  4. Margie March 12, 2012 at 12:09 am #

    No words needed! You are a lucky duck!

    • The Awake List March 12, 2012 at 12:20 am #

      Why thank you! Yes, I’m definitely counting my blessings! Now, if only I could win the lotto….

  5. Cris March 12, 2012 at 2:40 am #

    You definitely have some contrasts in there. Paris is a long way away from where I am in USA’s Midwest, so it’s nice to see some little bits of it. Thanks.

    Please feel free to drop by and view my interpretation of Contrast:

    • The Awake List March 12, 2012 at 6:43 am #

      Thanks for stopping by. I certainly will take a look at your interpretation! 🙂

  6. happysherlock March 12, 2012 at 7:16 am #

    No words needed. These are great shots of a beautiful city 🙂

    • The Awake List March 12, 2012 at 7:45 am #

      Thank you. I don’t think you can really take a bad shot in this place!

  7. ailsapm March 12, 2012 at 7:43 am #

    These are fantastic; that photo of the Moulin Rouge just makes me want to dance. I love Paris. x

    • The Awake List March 12, 2012 at 7:47 am #

      Thank you! The Moulin Rouge is gorgeous! They were my favourite shots! 🙂

      • ailsapm March 12, 2012 at 7:50 am #

        Have you seen a show there? On my list of things to do next time I’m in Paris.

        • The Awake List March 12, 2012 at 7:55 am #

          Not yet… It is definitely on my list too! I’m scared that if I see one show, I’ll want to go again and again!

  8. Yelly March 12, 2012 at 9:13 am #

    I dream of going to Paris! Thank you for sharing these lovely, lovely photos!

    • The Awake List March 12, 2012 at 9:25 am #

      You’re very welcome! Thanks for your comment 🙂

  9. Nate March 12, 2012 at 10:01 am #

    I’ve only been to Paris for a few days, but there seems like there is an endless supply of places to visit and pictures to take. Nice post.

    • The Awake List March 12, 2012 at 10:09 am #

      Thanks for your comment! Yes, you are certainly right – this place leaves you spoilt for choice of places to visit! Not always good for someone as indecisive as me!

  10. Gemma March 12, 2012 at 10:19 am #

    Don’t know if I’ll ever get there so living vicariously through you will have to do for now. 🙂
    The world is being brought so much closer to us with this challenge. I think it’s great! Thanks. And thanks for peeking at my post. Be seeing you…

    • The Awake List March 12, 2012 at 10:46 am #

      Thanks for your comment! And I’m sure you’ll get to Paris one of these days!

  11. misspinkles March 12, 2012 at 11:42 am #

    hahah love the quote at the end.

    Paris is an AMAZNING city, so envious that you were there over the weekend!
    I love it so much, I can’t wait to go back!

    • The Awake List March 12, 2012 at 11:48 am #

      Thanks for your comment. It is an amazing city, and even better now that it is beginning to warm up!

  12. frizztext March 12, 2012 at 12:05 pm #

    PARIS – the city of the contrasts – you were lazy enough to get involved?
    greetings by

    • The Awake List March 12, 2012 at 2:58 pm #

      Haha yes, I’ll admit, the city almost made it feel like cheating!

  13. Sonel March 12, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

    Oh wow! Now these are absolutely stunning indeed and yes, I find with photographs you sometimes don’t have to say much. Fabulous post! 🙂

    • The Awake List March 12, 2012 at 3:29 pm #

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment! Very much appreciated 🙂

  14. The Feists Great Escape March 12, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

    When I was in Paris I thought it was the most photogenic city I have ever been to. Thanks for bringing back the memories.

    • The Awake List March 12, 2012 at 3:57 pm #

      You’re very welcome. It is hard to go wrong when taking a picture here! Thanks for your comment 🙂

  15. El Guapo March 12, 2012 at 4:50 pm #

    Beautiful pics, and I love the black and whites too.

    One of my favorite quotes is (sadly) one of my own:
    “What time is it, what day is it and is there a cab going anywhere I need to be?”

    • The Awake List March 12, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

      And a great quote it is. Sounds a bit like something I say after waking up from a big night. 😉

  16. Jo Bryant March 12, 2012 at 7:21 pm #

    such great images and that quote just made ths a perfect posting

    • The Awake List March 12, 2012 at 7:41 pm #

      Thank you! That’s a lovely comment, much appreciated! 🙂

  17. kato writes March 12, 2012 at 7:34 pm #

    love the quote!

    • The Awake List March 12, 2012 at 7:45 pm #

      It’s brilliant – it completely justifies getting yourself into trouble! 😉

  18. Amar Naik March 13, 2012 at 12:01 am #

    nice collection of pics

  19. blogreader86 March 13, 2012 at 10:28 am #

    Just wanted to come back and tell you that your pictures inspired my husband and I to finally decide on our next vacation destination – Paris! We will be booking our tickets this week. Keep your delightful posts coming and thanks for the inspiration 🙂

    • The Awake List March 13, 2012 at 10:55 am #

      That’s lovely, I’m sure you will have a brilliant time. There is so much to see and do!
      So does this mean that you’ll be posting some shots of your own after your trip? If so, I look forward to checking out your post 🙂

      • blogreader86 March 13, 2012 at 10:58 am #

        Oh no I’m a better reader than blogger so I don’t post. I just lurk around and leave the occasional comment if I come across a post that I enjoy! Lol.

  20. Isabell Wells March 14, 2012 at 5:02 am #

    Leaving London to head to Paris today! Was feeling a bit reluctant to leave London, as I have loved being here so much. Your post has helped me feel more excited about my Paris adventure. Thank you, my dear!

    • The Awake List March 14, 2012 at 9:28 am #

      I’m glad to have helped 🙂 I’m sure you will love it here, it will be a whole new adventure for you!


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